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Terry Thatcher Waltz, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
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Aug 13, 2003

Are there any? Or would a Java-based tool work? (Ooh, I'm totally Linux-ignorant, but as I'll have a "spare" notebook soon, I may try installing it and see how it flies, especially with Chinese text issues.

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Samy Boutayeb  Identity Verified
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omegaT, kbabel, etc. Aug 13, 2003

Terry L. Thatcher, Ph.D. wrote:

Are there any? Or would a Java-based tool work? (Ooh, I'm totally Linux-ignorant, but as I'll have a "spare" notebook soon, I may try installing it and see how it flies, especially with Chinese text issues.


Hi Terry, just try OmegaT, a java CAT tool, or kbabel. I used booth on big projects and I can confirm their usability.

For more detailled informations, take a look at Marc Prior's site "Linux for translators"
http://www.marcprior.de/linux/linux.html

or join the Linux for Translators forum

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/linuxfortranslators

Best regards,

Samy


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Free Cats Aug 13, 2003

http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/freecats-dev/2003-01/rtf00001.rtf
Translators would use it instead of the proprietary software they are being forced to buy and use, none of which runs under Linux.
But I don't know whether it's working already..
Website: http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/freecats/
HTH, Harry

Concerning Chinese text issues I thought there would be innumerable Chinese programmers working on it ???

[Edited at 2003-08-13 10:35]


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Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
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OmegaT Aug 13, 2003

... is one that can be used with Linux. It is a Java-based application, so it is platform independant.

Here's the link to the homepage of Marc Prior, where you can find further information about it:
http://www.marcprior.de/OmegaT/OmegaT.html

As far as I know, it now supports the TMX standard, so TMs can be used with Trados.

HTH.

Sonja


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Terry Thatcher Waltz, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
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Thanks for the excellent information and links! Aug 13, 2003

I have actually tried OmegaT under Windoze, but haven't had time to fuss with it with work and all.

I'm sure there *are* many Chinese solutions out there - it's just that I tend to be very cautious about any software changes, even within Windoze, because if I mess up the Chinese components of my system I'm really up the creek!


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